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Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear

(1993)
Stories from Native North America
A collection of stories by

 
 
In Native American cultures the passage of a boy into manhood is a highly significant event marked by a variety of rituals. "One powerful way in which the meanings of this transition have been taught for thousands of years is through traditional stories," remarks storyteller/author Bruchac in the introduction to this selection of coming-of-age tales (see also Bruchac's Fox Song , reviewed above). Organized according to the region of North America from which they originate, these brief fables have the moral structure and pungent immediacy found in the more widely known European folktales. In the title story, from the Iroquois, Swift Runner--a small, underestimated boy--becomes a man when he hunts and kills a bear that has murdered members of his tribe. A Caddo story, "The Wild Boy," links the origin of thunder and lightning to two brothers' quest. Ignored by his father, the Pueblo hero of "The Bear Boy" is raised alongside a mother bear's cubs. Words and phrases from various Native American languages liberally stud the well-cadenced text, enhancing the already authentic atmosphere. Ages 10-13.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

    

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October 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-7857-5691-4 / 978-0-7857-5691-0 (USA edition)
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear
Author(s): Bruchac
ISBN: 0-8167-3026-1 / 978-0-8167-3026-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Troll Communications
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September 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-613-88263-6 / 978-0-613-88263-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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January 1995 : USA Turtleback

Title: Flying With the Eagle: Racing the Great Bear Stories from Native North America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-606-19107-0 / 978-0-606-19107-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1993 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-606-07526-7 / 978-0-606-07526-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Tales from Native America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 1-55591-693-7 / 978-1-55591-693-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Tales from Native North America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 1-55591-625-2 / 978-1-55591-625-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fulcrum Group
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February 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0-8167-3027-X / 978-0-8167-3027-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Troll Communications
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January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Tales from Native America
Author(s): Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
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